For those of you who may not know - my first novel took me ten years to write. I started it in high school and finished it last year. So - while I think I have my style and voice down - my writing process is still in flux.
With my current WIP I had determined to just push through and write the whole first draft without going back to fix things. My plan was just to make a note when something needed to be fixed, changed, or filled in. First of all, I did go back. Second, I plan to go back and rewrite chapter three.
Well I found that with little things like picking names, world building elements, or pieces of scenes that needed to be changed or fixed - I could keep going. But then I hit chapter three. I have already rewritten it twice and I plan to rewrite it again. I just could not move on.
For me writing is very sequential. It's like reading a book or watching a movie. I follow the plot in my head and watch my characters grow and change. I just could not move on because I knew that a proper foundation had not been laid.
It does not really bother me. I don't really think having a ridged writing process works for me. So my new new writing plan is to push ahead unless I feel like I can't move on until the problem is fixed.
Do you find that your writing process changes and shifts a lot? Or is it an every changing thing?